Two scanners are available on the main floor of the library, one at the Reference Desk and the other near the printers. Students can scan and send to their email, save to USB, or print scanned items at the Pharos print station. There is no charge for scanning but printing is 8 cents for double-sided.It is not possible to print single-sided from the scanner at this point.
Photocopiers for student use are available on the first floor and lower level of the library. Copies are 11 cents per page and must be charged to a Hoot Loot Card. The photocopiers do not accept coins. Copiers print in black and white only. For color copies you can scan the pages and use the color printer in BU 410.
What's in this Guide?
You have been asked to write a research paper for your English class.
Where do you begin?
How do you come up with the right topic?
Where can you find credible information about your topic?
Are there books or journal/newspaper articles on your topic?
What is an argumentative paper?
What is an annotated bibliography?
How do you cite your sources in the MLA style?
This guide will answer all of your questions. Proceed by clicking the relevant tabs on the top.
Table of Contents:
- Selecting a Topic
- How to narrow your topic
- Search terms for your topic
- Using CONSULS to Find Books
- Keyword and Subject Searches
- Basic and Advanced Searching
- Requesting books from a CSU library
- Finding Journal Articles
- General Databases
- Subject Databases
- Finding Journals in Buley Library
- Types of Periodicals
- How to Identify Types of Periodicals
- Finding Newspaper Articles
- Evaluating Web Resources
- Citing Sources in the MLA format
- Annotated Bibliography
- Argument Essay
- Library Quiz
Buley Library, Room 122G
Southern Connecticut State University
New Haven, CT 06515
Phone: (203) 392-5762